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Poster: simon c Date: Dec 3, 2005 4:52am
Forum: netlabels Subject: IMPORTANT: Netlabels collection layout/edit changes in next few weeks.

Hey guys,

Just wanted to give you a heads-up on some changes that will be happening over the next few weeks on the Archive's netlabel collections, as follows:

- The North American location of the netlabel items are going to change from audioXX onto the U.S. Petabox-style machines - you can see pics of them here: http://www.archive.org/web/petabox.php - they're pretty cool! This is so the collections can be run more efficiently and smoothly.

This means no practical changes for anyone _unless_ you were linking directly to audioXX.archive.org, which you shouldn't really be doing anyhow. This move means that, if machines go down temporarily, the site will react a bit more elegantly, I believe - so that's good!

- The details pages and collection pages are going to shift exclusively to using XML. This means that you may see some formatting changes in how the picture is displayed, but all the same information will be available and editable!

- As a benefit to this, you should be able to add and edit items partially - so if you forgot to upload a cover, or one track is broken, you can replace it without having to upload everything again. Good news.

Anyhow, I'm not quite sure when this will happen, but wanted to give people an in-advance heads-up so people don't see the change and freak out :)

Regards,
s!

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Poster: grant kidd [numia/slskrex] Date: Dec 11, 2005 6:12am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: Netlabels collection layout/edit changes in next few weeks.

Hey simon, can you find out if this will enhance the usefulness of derivative releases from FLAC uploads?

I'd like to continue uploading releases in FLAC, but it still lacks the support of autocompressing lossy zips, which probably affects the number of people wanting to download the entire release.

I figure if archive is going to make improvements in the engine, this might be a good one to add.

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Poster: Sonic Walker Date: Dec 5, 2005 4:46am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: Netlabels collection layout/edit changes in next few weeks.

I saw the Petabox-style machines of the Europan archive.org mirror in Amsterdam earlier this year. Very impressive.

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Poster: Test Tube Date: Dec 3, 2005 9:09pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: Netlabels collection layout/edit changes in next few weeks.

Thanks, Simon! :)

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Poster: take pills Date: Dec 4, 2005 7:56pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: Netlabels collection layout/edit changes in next few weeks.

When will the human embryos be attatched to it?

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Poster: Simon12rec. Date: Dec 5, 2005 3:55am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: Netlabels collection layout/edit changes in next few weeks.

yeah! ...looking forward to that.
thanks for all the work!

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Poster: aaron m Date: Dec 3, 2005 1:50pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: Netlabels collection layout/edit changes in next few weeks.

very cool.